If you’re anything like me and have Allergies, sleep can often be of of the most affected areas of your daily life. Depending on your symptoms, you might find it more difficult than others to simply relax.

With that in mind, it’s important to not only crack down on dust, but to also create the most relaxing environment possible. Then you’ll give yourself the best possible chance of a restful sleep.

Creating a dust free sleeping environment

I’ve written extensively about the subject of keeping a dust free bedroom. Here I’ve written about removing dust, and here I’ve recommended switching to a simple, Japanese style bed.

This is extremely important for allergy sufferers.

There’s a real paradox for a dust allergy sufferer that the more your symptoms affect you, the more tired you become. Which in turn leads you to want to climb into bed – and where is there lots of dust? Usually in bed.

It’s a viscous circle that means above all, before your kitchen, your living room, your dining room or your office – you really must focus on making your bed and bedroom as dust free as possible. Otherwise even climbing into bed could exacerbate your problems.

When thinking about an allergy free bed, remember not to focus solely on dust.

Although this may be your primary allergy, there are a number of other things in the bedroom that could be causing you allergic problems.

Mould, pollen, washing detergent, paint, room odourisers – all are often present meaning that for people with allergies sleep can be affected.

As well as confirming your allergy to dust, it’s important to also make a positive confirmation of allergy to any other substance so you can eradicate anything that’s causing you discomfort.

More information on how to do so can be found here

What about air and temperature?

This is a tricky one. On the one hand, you’re asked to air your room regularly to help keep dust under control.

On the other hand, that let’s in pollen and you’re probably susceptible to hay-fever as well.

So what do you do?

Well. First of all, I use a quality air purifier so I can afford to keep my windows closed more often.

Also, the cold weather plays havoc with sinuses so I think you should air your room occasionally, in brief spells, but then tighten those windows again and get the purifier turned on.

Ultimately, having a nice cool, but not cold temperature helps aid a restful sleep so you should pay close attention to that.

And finally, it’s all about what works for you. If you have an air purifier that whirrs all night, you simply cannot sleep with it on. So you don’t. But if you can tolerate the sound, then why not.

Likewise, we’re often told feather pillows are best for dust allergy. But if you simply can’t sleep on one and you crave a hard pillow, then you must. You cannot function without proper sleep.

So trial and error is the key. Get things set out how you want them, and above all stick to your routine. It’s not easy, but everythings better after a good night’s sleep.

Now if youll excuse me, zzzzzzz

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